While online casino finds itself being propelled to the forefront in the gaming industry today, gambling itself has shed its traditional image of being for the super-rich and the upper class. Traditionally a casino has been associated with a comfortable persona and was thought to be unreachable for the ordinary masses (at least James Bond movies did their best to convey the same). With UK online casinos coming up in a big way, gambling has opened up and is being considered a sport today with championships doing the rounds. UK is the only country in Europe to offer online casino licenses.
While traditional casinos shed their assumed “deluxe” quality, they are still on the decline due to commercial as well as other causes. They can be summed up as follows:
- The cost of running a traditional casino is far higher than managing a UK online casino. The setup costs are also very different. While a UK online casino invests heavily in software and high-end computer hardware, a traditional casino invests more in low end hardware like lights, music, furniture and of course people. A traditional casino needs more resources and people to run compared to a UK online casino. Due to the lower cost of setup, more online casinos are coming up and therefore the competition is growing steadily. The competition in turn is giving rise to better and better services and the whole UK online casino industry is benefiting from this.
- Security is a major area of concern for online casinos, while traditional casinos rely more on “bouncers”. Online security is of prime importance due to rise in cyber crime and hackers. Major and continued investments are being made by all renowned UK online casinos to curb all security loopholes giving the players a safe place to play in. Physical harm is ruled out for players in online casinos while the risk exists for players in traditional casinos because of the large turnaround of money that happens in gambling. Moreover, online casinos do not have a dress code and the play happens from the comfort of home – you can even play in your pajamas! Cheating is completely ruled out in a UK online casino and thus the player needs to concentrate only on his play, this is a big difference with playing in a traditional casino.
- Ambience can be a good factor and also a disturbing factor depending on the mood and the nature of the player. A UK online casino works through software and thus the ambience is controlled while a player does not have any control over the hustle-bustle and loud ambience in a traditional casino. The pressure and disturbance that the traditional casino ambience builds affects the play and concentration. Playing at an online casino is calm and peaceful where a player can use his full concentration and skills taking his winnings higher.
- Playing in a UK online casino is also easy because the play is through a computer. The play is also much faster due to the lack of too many people and process in the course of game play. A traditional casino involves a lengthier game process and thus takes more time to play.
Thus, reduced risks, reduced disturbances, faster play and better winnings make playing at a UK online casino more pleasurable than a traditional casino.